Your heart’s best friend: Dog ownership associated with better cardiovascular health

Owning a pet may help maintain a healthy heart, especially if that pet is a dog, according to the first analysis of data from the Kardiozive Brno 2030 study. The study examines the association of pet ownership – specifically dog ownership – with cardiovascular disease risk factors and cardiovascular health. The results are published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings: Innovations, Quality … Read more Your heart’s best friend: Dog ownership associated with better cardiovascular health

Stem cell scientists clear another hurdle in creating transplant arteries

Cardiovascular disease wreaks havoc on patients’ blood vessels and can require complex bypass surgery. Scientists at the Morgridge Institute for Research are working toward a dream of creating artery banks — similar to blood banks common today — with readily-available material to replace diseased arteries during surgery. The latest work in the lab of Morgridge … Read more Stem cell scientists clear another hurdle in creating transplant arteries